So, my computer crashed last week. Luckily, I was able to do a refresh instead of a full reset. With the refresh my files were saved but I lost all of my emails and all of my programs. It took me two days just to get into email, then several days of updating and program loading. Last night, I finally got my writing program loaded and was able to open my most recent work-in-progress. I also recovered my email files which ended up being a happy accident. The whole incident was a wake up call, believe me I’ll be setting up a monthly schedule for backing up my computer.
Clearly I didn’t get much writing done during all of that. I’ll have to do some backing up with my writing too. I lost a week and I’ll have to go back to read over everything and get back into where I was with the story. This week, I am hoping to get my read through done and then back to writing every day. One good thing is that while waiting in line for my car to be emission tested I was able to work out a few plot points that had been a bit tangled.
Sometimes it feels like there have been so many setbacks and obstacles recently with my writing. I started this year saying that 2014 was going to be my year. I was going to get my work in progress rewritten, out to beta readers and maybe even take a shot at self publishing. It’s been a tough year, and there’s only four months left in 2014, it would be smarter to just do what I can now and regroup for 2015. Right now I am not feeling all that smart. I am feeling stubborn and a little mad. I had a plan for this year and I’ll be damned if I am going to let all of these little crappy things that keep happening stand in the way.
Come hell or high water, I am going get my rewrites done and get it to my beta readers. I am going to write that novella too. I’ve got 132 days left in 2014. 132 days, I can do this. It’s not world domination but it’s a start.